march, 2019

12mar11:00 am2:00 pmHealing From Trauma: Tips & Techniques for Resilience


Event Details

Please join the Catalyst Initiative of The Minneapolis Foundation and Marnita’s Table on Tuesday, March 12th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for our 11th feast and exploration of Healing from Trauma: Tips & Techniques for Resilience.

During our time together, we will explore holistic, integrative practices for collaboratively and individually addressing trauma and developing resilience. Breakout sessions will include meditation and mindfulness offerings alongside culturally-inclusive strategies for addressing intergenerational, primary and secondary trauma and institutional challenges to healing and wellness.

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1200 Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Complementary Parking for cars (and bicycles) is available in the underground Westminster Parking Garage.
Entrance to the parking structure is off Alice Rainville Place (13th St) between Nicollet Mall and Marquette Avenue.
Access to Alice Rainville Place only can be made from the south via Marquette Avenue or Nicollet Mall. There is no driving entrance to Nicollet Mall from 12th Street and Marquette Avenue is a one-way street south of 12th.
RSVP via e-mail to
You may also call us at 612.928.7744

Day-of Contact:
Sammie | 612.875.3215

About Healing from Trauma:
The Marnita’s Table model of Intentional Social Interaction is an inclusive forum to exchange ideas and build relationships across age, ethnicity and other means of self-identity in order to catalyze positive action toward building community resilience.

Originally designed and developed in 2015 through collaborative and participatory stakeholder input in partnership with the Catalyst Initiative, this dialogue series, now in its 11th session, focuses on the emergent, community-driven development of actionable ideas about how to improve health outcomes and opportunities to explore the latest research on mind/body techniques in a collaborative and collegial environment.

With so many members of our communities currently grappling with historic and secondary trauma, this event is a timely prevention and healing strategy that recognizes the need for healing in the context of communal support and collaboration. In our work across the state, Healing from Trauma emerges as our most-requested dialogue, so to deepen and expand the experience, we have added new practitioners and sessions to speak to the needs emerging directly from community members and healthcare practitioners across the Greater Twin Cities and elsewhere in Minnesota.

Healing from Trauma recognizes that healing and building resilience in any community requires many stakeholders who willingly work together at all levels of decision-making impact.

What to Expect:
Expect to be enlivened, engaged and to expand your understanding of integrative healing from trauma. Together we will capitalize on existing energy, make new connections and build momentum as we share an abundant feast. If you are receiving this invitation you have been identified as someone who will add and receive extraordinary value through your participation in this critical conversation.

We are specifically seeking a vibrant cross-cultural mix of participants. If you know someone who will add and/or receive extraordinary value through their participation feel free to reach out to someone across race, class, culture or age and invite them to join you! If you have attended Healing from Trauma before, please consider inviting one or two people who have never been that you believe would value this experience.

A complete feast is served with abundance to allay any dietary concern from vegan to halal to carnivore using the Marnita’s Table model ( of a resource abundant environment where all can eat their fill! You are the guest of the Catalyst Initiative of The Minneapolis Foundation and there is no charge to participate. Please dress comfortably. Children, elders and other community members of all ages welcome!

About the Catalyst Initiative of The Minneapolis Foundation:
Catalyst is a field of interest fund of The Minneapolis Foundation designed to build integrative health and healing in Minnesota.

Our Purpose:
To honor and foster culturally authentic self-care practices to advance health and well-being. Catalyst taps into our innate power to heal and be well through two primary approaches: Self-care as primary care and culturally meaningful trauma healing practices.

About Marnita’s Table:
Marnita’s Table seeks to measurably increase social capital across race, class, culture, gender and other means of self-identity in order to catalyze transformational change where racial and cultural differences are not viewed as deficits or merely tolerated, but instead viewed as assets. Experts at social capital building, over the past fourteen years we’ve welcomed nearly 50,000 people from around the world and the around the way to find common ground while breaking bread.

We look forward to welcoming you. If you have any questions you may call Marnita’s Table at 612.928.7744.


(Tuesday) 11:00 am - 2:00 pm CST


Westminster Presbyterian Church

1200 Marquette Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55408